Salisbury school information

IndexSalisburyNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores27%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools131,89579,221
Total private schools751024,874
Total post-secondary schools41837,963
The Salisbury, NC educational system consists of 13 public schools, 7 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Salisbury public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 37% lower than than the North Carolina average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salisbury public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.2% have completed high school, 21.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salisbury are 45% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Salisbury.
  • 79.7% of people in Salisbury have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.2% of people in Salisbury have completed high school.
  • 21.1% of people in Salisbury have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salisbury

IndexSalisburyNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.1%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Salisbury (high school & post-secondary)

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Richfield, NC64350%1%
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Salisbury, NC33,67427%45%

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Salisbury, NC33,67427%45%
Source: The Salisbury, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.